17 Dec 2010

WIP Ulthwe Mech Serpent 1 of 5

Well, I found some motivation somewhere and started this yesterday. When I decided to wrap it up last night  I made a list of things to do and estimated times to completion.

In theory I should have been done by 7 maybe 8 o clock this evening but was still going at 11 ish with plenty to go..... was hoping to get these done @ about 6-7 hours per model, I think its more like ten or so.

ARRGH ! going to have nightmares about those damn never ending panel lines forever ...

Once the serpents are done I still have a Falcon and finally the second prism to knock out ..... so maybe 70 hours or so to finish the army to 1750. I'm going to aim to finish by the end of January.

I only decided to get these done as there are so many holes in the DE model range at the moment I'm loathe to start in earnest yet. I may as well finish the Mech and take it to the bulk of tourneys I can get to in 2011.

More likely to have the play experience list and models I require/need to see the DE tourney list for next autumn.

This weeks retro will be up, hopefully tomorrow, depending on how the painting goes. Hoping to update you on the Space wolves showcase at some point soon too.



  1. YAY, finally back on track and the logic of hold ing off the DE is also sound. Ill also bet that you will get quicker as you go on as is the way of painting.

  2. Looking good so far fella.

    Got a few jobs on at home then I should be getting the retro up. I'll text you when it goes live.

  3. Mmmm... panel lines...

    That is some seriously sharp painting as per usual.

  4. Looks gorgeous. Boy do I love black Grav tanks! lol

  5. Hey everyone , cheers for the feedback, nice to know people take an interest I'm far more likely to finish a model knowing people are waiting , lol

    Bloody panel lines ended up taking over twice as long as I thought,probably taken over 15 hours now :o(

    Subsequently have changed methods slightly in the hopes of speeding it up without sacrificing quality noticeably .

    TKE ,you are a man of taste, you play with the correct army, of course you love black grav tanks ;o)